Busy few weeks

It’s been a while and a lot has happened since the last blog. The move is now complete, Joe has started in his role as +Family Life Project Officer, Positive Now colleagues from Dublin have supported us to begin looking at how we best establish a Positive Peer Project – AND – the GAWA and TBIG got to the final …

What a Week!

The Health Minister’s decides to lift the lifetime ban on gay blood donation. Great news! The ban has only contributed to inequality and stigma for men who have sex with men – I hope that this is sign of the times to come in NI. Wednesday saw us appoint a new member of staff to the +Family Life Project – …

On the move & cooking up a storm!

It’s all systems go just now! We’re getting closer to moving day and if you’ve been following me on Facebook you’ll have seen some of the progress. Neil and the team from NI Refurbishments, and Gareth and his team from Zenith IT Solutions are working hard creating a great space for us at ‘Derryvolgie’. We still hope to be moved …

Next Venture

Those of you ‘in the know’ will be aware that Positive Life is just about to embark on its next significant adventure that is the move of premises! We’ve recently received the keys to an amazing property on Derryvolgie Avenue. It’s taken us a while longer than we’d anticipated securing the required planning and making sure we’d covered all our …

Life After Strictly

It’s been two weeks since Positive Life’s ‘Strictly’ gala fundraiser and we’re all still buzzin’ about it! It was an amazing night filled with music, dancing, singing, humour and most of all great craic. I’d like to thank everyone would contributed to making the event such a success. Our volunteer dancers excelled themselves on the night with some incredible moves. …

Countdown to ‘Strictly’

The countdown is well and truly on for Positive Life’s ‘Strictly’ gala fundraiser in the Ramada Hotel this Friday. If you haven’t already heard about the event – where have you been! There will be well over 400 people in the audience and we’re going all out with the glitz and glam. Our 32 volunteer dancers are going to be …

International Women’s Day 2016

To coincide with International Women’s Day I would encourage women to take ownership of their own sexual health. In Northern Ireland, women currently account for 31% of those living with HIV and this is reflective of a continuing increase in heterosexual transmission. I would urge women to be pro-active – make sure you carry your own condoms, go for regular …

‘Strictly’ at Stormont

Our ‘Strictly’ gala event is now just over two weeks away and tickets for the event are selling fast. Make sure you secure your seat now by purchasing a ticket online. And don’t forget to tell us which dancer you’re supporting when you book – it counts towards the leader board! As the big event looms closer, the Dance Squad …

Sexual Health Awareness Week 2016

It’s been a really busy week at Positive Life that has had us engaged in a number of events and activities to mark Sexual Health Awareness Week 2016. This is an annual event, that always provides us with a great opportunity to highlight issues around a key theme. This year the theme of ‘Informed Choices’ worked really well to give …

New Website Launch

Hello and welcome to my first blog post to launch our new website! I hope you like the new look. The website has been designed to make it easier for you to find the information you are looking for. Take a moment to explore the site and let us know what you think.